Originally Posted by kevpatts
I have a Black Widow screen that I made with the newer version of AAA but the correct vinyl matte. Projector is a Optoma HD25-LV.
The skin tones look almost always good, but some particular tones look really bad. E.g. Watching a football match 21 of the players can look normal and 1 of them looks consistently red and is he's earring a tonne of make-up!
Also, it's worse on TV signals than watching DVDs or Bluerays.
Anything I can do about it?
Short of repainting with a solution that does not exhibit such tendencies....no.
Except run the PJ on Low lamp and reduce Brightness & specific color Gamma levels. But that seems counterproductive to maintaining a vibrant, engaging image.
The saturated color of the TV broadcast is reacting to the particular reflective properties of the Aluminum. In the previous incarnations of BW, the tendencies toward pushing colors was mitigated bt the use of a Beige Base, and without that BW could never have been a remote possibility....unless the developers would have been willing to consider using a more multi-step approach toward balancing out such properties.
But that was not their intent, so purposefully directed were they toward avoiding any methods employed here, and with the specific demand that the mix contain only two items...Base and AAA.
It worked...but it could only do so if the AAA content was held to a certain level or below. So any chance of increased Gain via the actual reflective properties Aluminum might provide became moot.
The new AAA comes more masked and muted...hence why it can be added to a White base...or lightly Tinted Gray base. But even so the aluminum will shift saturated reds into overdrive. If you were still compiling your mix, a small addition of Metallic Gold would have corrected that tendency toward a red push. It also helps to counteract slight blue pushes as well.
But as for achieving some real effective Gain as well as deeper Blacks,and doing so without skewering colors, BW is not an effective solution